Eat Local: 4 of Miami’s Best Local Farmers’ Markets

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Local farmers’ markets are wonderful, aren’t they? Whether you’re looking for fresh, locally grown produce or goods from local artisans, you’re sure to enjoy some family-friendly fun in the South Florida sun. Here are 4 of our local favorites:

Farmers’ Market at Merrick Park

A display of artisanal breads at the farmers' market in Coral Gables

The Farmers’ Market at Merrick Park takes place every Sunday in the gorgeous outdoor mall in Coral Gables. Walking through the mall with its Mediterranean architecture, fountains, and shops itself is a delight. But it gets even better on Sunday when you get to taste all kinds of delectable treats. My absolute favorite is the middle eastern hummus ciabatta sandwiches. They are out of this world good! You can also get fresh juices, artisanal coffee, and sweets (even healthy ones that are sweetened with monk fruit). The setting is perfect for dogs and a lot of times you even have vendors that sell accessories. If you don’t have any plans this Sunday, head to the City Beautiful and enjoy a nice day at the farmers’ market!

Where: 358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables FL, 33146
When: Every Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

Bella Behar

Makers’ Market at Bay 13 Brewery

The Makers' Market at Bay 13 Brewery in Coral Gables

The City of Coral Gables always makes sure to offer lots of beautiful activities and programs for their residents and visitors. One of the things I love about living here is that there are different farmers’ markets year-round. While the city’s main farmers’ market only runs in the winter months, there are others running seasonally or year-round. I’m excited to present the newest addition taking place in the City Beautiful: the Makers’ Market at Bay 13 Brewery. You can enjoy a nice brunch at the brewery and then stroll through the market every Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm. You get to shop accessories for your children, your furry friend, and yourself. Not to forget: the location with its center fountain is absolutely gorgeous.

Bella Behar

Legion Park Farmers’ Market

Fresh peppers, carrots, and onions at the Legion Park Farmers' Market

Legion Park Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 9am-2pm

Have you ever thought of becoming a locavore? Or have you ever even heard of that?

A locavore is someone who eats only locally sourced foods… typically for the environmental benefits. 

Accomplishing that may not be so easy in South Florida but farmers’ markets are a great starting point.

I was 1st introduced to farmers’ markets when I lived in the central valley of California where there is no shortage of local farmers.  

In SFL it’s not always easy to find truly “local” markets. 

Legion Park farmers’ market in Miami’s Upper East Side is a great mix of ultra-local produce from Dade’s Homestead area, local food vendors, and unique artisan vendors. 

Dina Garcia

Miami Shores Farmers’ Market

Gemstones for sale at Miami Shores' Farmers Market

Miami Shores Farmers’ Market: Sundays, 11am-3pm

Miami Shores is about as close to a “small-town feel” as you can get in Miami. Just south of its quaint downtown they have a small farmers’ market every Sunday.

As someone who grew up in a small town, I can really appreciate the convenience of smaller communities.

Parking is a breeze at the market with a free lot right across the street. Much of the market is shaded and people were quite friendly at all the vendor booths.

I wouldn’t count on the market for your weekly produce shopping as there was only 1 very small booth with produce.  

However, if you’d like to visit for brunch or lunch there are ample options for food. From fresh-baked breads & pastries, imported cheeses, and local honey to a variety of food vendors with ready-to-eat food like empanadas, smoothies, ice cream, hot dogs, and more. 

Much of the area had ample shade which makes browsing vendors much more enjoyable in the South Florida sun. 

I found so many fun things that could make great gifts. Handmade soaps, candles, jewelry,  clothing, Turkish teapots (my son has found a new obsession), and more. 

If you’re looking for a high vibe, slow-paced Sunday morning I highly recommend a visit to the Miami Shores farmers market.

Dina Garcia

Now it’s your turn! Do you have a favorite local farmers’ market? Tell us all about it in the comments so we can check it out!

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